Join 120 other writers for this immersive, two-day conference and networking event in Nashville, Tennessee! Learn and laugh, and take the next step to becoming a career author.
FOR WRITERS OF FICTION AND NON-FICTION!
Are you stuck? Unsure of how to take your writing and marketing to the next level? Have you dreamed of being coming a career author but just don't know how to get there? Are you ready to show your family and loved ones what it means to live a life of passion?
Zach Bohannon and J. Thorn have been there since the beginning, writing and independently publishing since 2014 and 2009 respectively. They've sold well over a quarter of a million books combined, including millions of page of their best-selling fiction titles published as Molten Universe Media. They've been podcasting for years, sharing their successes and mistakes. They want to help you reach your goals, together, at this special event.
Join J. and Zach along with featured book industry expert Jim Kukral, and more, for two full days of sessions run by the best in the industry. J. brings over 25 years of teaching experience to the table while Jim and Zach have helped hundreds of people over the years doing client work. Not only are they career authors, but they're outstanding teachers who want to show you how to kick start your career.
TOOLS AND TIPS FOR ALL KINDS OF AUTHORS.
"Thank you so much for putting on the single most influential event of my writing career! This weekend has been an unqualified success, and I have already begun sorting through the information and strategies put forward. I got something from every speaker or panel (usually multiple items). Words simply don't do justice to the value provided by your great show, and I can't wait for Nashville."
"My expectations were really high and you blew it out of the water. I'd come back in a heartbeat. If you want to sell books, this is where you want to be."
"Amazing! It's unique because it's all about marketing. I learned a lot! All around it's been just a great event."
"Really enjoyed it. I'm not self published but I still found it really relevant. Great information for starting new series. Very helpful in terms of my newsletter and reaching my fans. A lot of stuff I haven't thought of!"
"Loved every part of it. I knew I'd learn something but I didn't think I'd learn as much as I did. Way more than I know what to do with right now."
Dave Chesson is the creator of Kindlepreneur.com, a website devoted to teaching advanced book Marketing which even Amazon KDP acknowledge as one of the best by telling users to “Gain insight from Kindlepreneur on how you can optimize marketing for your books.” Having worked with such authors as Orson Scott Card, Ted Dekker and more, his tactics help both Fiction and Nonfiction authors of all levels get their books discovered by the right readers.
Rachael Herron is the bestselling author of the literary novels Pack Up the Moon (named a 2016 Editor's Pick by Library Journal), Splinters of Light and Pack Up the Moon (all from Penguin), the Darling Bay and Cypress Hollow series, and the memoir, A Life in Stitches (Chronicle).
Joanna Penn is a bestselling author, international speaker and award-winning entrepreneur based in Bath, England. Her site, TheCreativePenn.com helps authors with creativity, writing, publishing, book marketing and creative entrepreneurship. It has been voted one of the top 100 sites for authors by Writers Digest. Joanna has a popular podcast, The Creative Penn, and a YouTube Channel.
A two-time USA Today bestselling author, Bryan Cohen loves keeping up with the publishing world through The Sell More Books Show. As the CEO of Best Page Forward, Bryan and his team have written over 2,000 book descriptions. Bryan's books have sold over 100,000 copies.
Jim Kukral is recognized as an expert in online marketing and branding. He delivers insightful and entertaining keynotes to growth-oriented organizations on attention-getting marketing, creative branding and understanding how customers think, react and most importantly, buy. Jim is a ten-time author of books on marketing, entrepreneurship, motivation and publishing.
Lindsay is a full-time independent fantasy author who loves travel, hiking, tennis, and vizslas. She grew up in the Seattle area but moved to Arizona when she realized she was solar-powered.
A self-confessed book nerd, Mark is the former Director of Self-Publishing and Author Relations for Rakuten Kobo, a previous President of the Canadian Booksellers Association and is currently Director of Business Development at Draft2Digital. He started hybrid publishing in 2004.
Zach Bohannon writes post-apocalyptic science fiction, horror, and fantasy. He is the author of the bestselling zombie series, Empty Bodies, as well as the bestselling post-apocalyptic horror series, Final Awakening. He's the co-owner of Molten Universe Media.
J. Thorn has published two million words and has sold more than 185,000 books worldwide. In March of 2014 Thorn held the #5 position in Horror alongside his childhood idols Dean Koontz and Stephen King (at #4 and #2 respectively). He is an official member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Horror Writers Association, and the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers.
Tim Grahl is the author of "Running Down a Dream" and "Your First 1000 Copies". For over a decade he has worked with top authors and creatives including Daniel H. Pink, Barbara Corcoran, Hugh MacLeod, Hugh Howey, Chip and Dan Heath, and many more. He has run the campaigns to launch dozens of bestselling books and built and sold two companies.
Through that time he also had a marriage that teetered towards divorce, suffered from anxiety attacks and a personality disorder, and had the IRS subpoena him. Tim hopes his story will inspire and help people during the pursuit of their dreams.
Honorée Corder is the author of dozens of books including You Must Write a Book, The Prosperous Writer book series, Like a Boss book series, Vision to Reality, Business Dating, The Successful Single Mombook series, If Divorce is a Game, These are the Rules, and The Divorced Phoenix, and Stop Trying So F*cking Hard(and many more). Additionally, she is co-creator of The Miracle Morningbook series with Hal Elrod. Honorée passionately coaches business professionals, writers, and aspiring non-fiction authors who want to publish their books to bestseller status, create a platform, and develop multiple streams of income in her You Must Write a Book LIVE Coaching Course, and runs the Empire Builders Mastermind. She does all sorts of other magical things, and her badassery is legendary. You can find out more at
May 16-17, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday
DoubleTree by Hilton
315 4th Ave. N
Nashville, TN 37219
About Nashville by National Geographic Traveler
"A place nicknamed ‘Music City’ has a reputation to uphold, and Nashville certainly hits the right notes. Up and down Broadway, country music ebbs and flows from open-fronted venues like a rhinestone tide. But there’s considerably more to this city than just neon-powered honky-tonks and heartbroken harmonies. Nashville’s evolving into a thriving hub for young creatives, squeezed out of cities like New York by astronomical rents. They’re contributing to a restaurant scene that saw over 100 new openings last year, a lively farmers’ market, a flourishing rooftop cocktail culture and a boutique hotel boom. It sounds like Nashville is changing its tune — or at least adding a few new riffs."
I’m a Top 100 Most Popular Author in Horror, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure and Fantasy (Amazon Author Rank). Also, I’ve published two million words and sold more than 185,000 books worldwide. I’m thrilled to work with you and help you succeed.
I’m a Top 100 Most Popular Author in Horror and Science Fiction. In addition, I’m the author of the bestselling zombie series, Empty Bodies, as well as the bestselling post-apocalyptic horror series, Final Awakening with over a million page reads and counting. I can’t wait to help you build your author platform.
Jim Kukral is recognized as an expert in online marketing and branding. He delivers insightful and entertaining keynotes to growth-oriented organizations on attention-getting marketing, creative branding and understanding how customers think, react and most importantly, buy.
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